The Internet of Things is moving into office ceilings. That is the aim of the digital ceiling initiatives which Swiss cabling expert R&M is also supporting. Digital ceiling aims to create IP infrastructures for intelligent building management. Sensors and controls for lighting, air conditioning and surveillance, or even the power supply for LED lights can be brought together in the data network. R&M has developed special digital ceiling solutions on the basis of tried-and-tested cabling systems for office buildings. The R&M U-Box is the core of these solutions. The multifunctional, flat distributor housing can provide LAN and power connections.